LoJack System Helps Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Recover Stolen Toyota Camry

  • February 15, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2011 Toyota Camry contacted the Taylor Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen overnight from their residence.  Taylor Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.

A short while later deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and troopers with the Michigan State Police  picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputies tracked the vehicle to a school parking lot in Detroit.  It was parked and unoccupied. 

Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes.  The stolen Toyota was impounded and later returned to the owner. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in June 2010 at LaFontaine Toyota, Dearborn, MI.